Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie

by Heather on January 3, 2013

Healthy Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie from HeathersDish.com

Smoothies.  They’re so good and yet I never make them anymore.  Why is this?  I have no idea – other than cleaning my blender, which isn’t even really that big of a pain.  And Weston thinks the sound of the blender is hilarious.  Even more reason, right?

 

I guess I need to say this though:  I don’t usually like a typical smoothie with banana and frozen fruit.  They’re OK, but if I’m going to put in the effort to make a smoothie I’m probably wanting something sweet and trying to be “good” about it.  Which means I probably want chocolate.  Which means that I want a good fruit that goes with chocolate.

Healthy Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie from HeathersDish.com

Enter the chocolate covered cherry smoothie.  I think it’s kind of sexy because, well, it’s chocolate-covered PLUS it makes me feel good, which is also sexy.  Win-win!  And with Valentine’s Day around the corner I’m thinking I’ll take all the sexy I can get!

Healthy Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie from HeathersDish.com

CHOCOLATE-COVERED CHERRY SMOOTHIE

Serves 1

  • 1 cup Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla
  • 1 cup frozen dark cherries
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp miniature chocolate chips (optional)
  • Stevia or other sweetener to taste

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold.

 

And even better?  The calorie savings versus nonfat milk are sizable!

 

Using milk:

  • Calories: 280
  • Protein: 12.3 g
  • Carbs: 51.9 g
  • Fat: 7.0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg
  • Sodium: 136.2 mg
  • Fiber: 12.1 g

Using Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla:

  • Calories: 200
  • Protein: 4.9 g
  • Carbs: 42.0 g
  • Fat: 10.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 188.8 mg
  • Fiber: 13.1 g

Total caloric savings over milk: 80 calories!

I was compensated by FitFluential LLC  for this campaign. All opinions are my own.

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1 steph@stephsbitebybite January 3, 2013

This sounds insanely delicious!

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2 Anna @ On Anna's Plate January 3, 2013

Lila is TERRIFIED by the blender…which I’ll admit, kind of cracks me up. This looks so good– love the chocolate/cherry combo!

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3 Heather January 4, 2013

Wes used to be but then one time I turned it on and laughed like a maniac and Wes thought that was so funny that he laughs every time I turn it on!

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4 claire @ the realistic nutritionist January 3, 2013

This looks amazing Heather!! I’m always looking for a new healthy chocolate smoothie recipe.

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5 marla January 3, 2013

Love this shake Heather!

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6 Katie January 3, 2013

This looks UNREAL. Probably (no, definitely) worth cleaning the blender for.

(ALSO, thank you for your sweet and beautiful Christmas card you sent! It ended up at our neighbor’s house somehow and we JUST now got it. Love you three!)

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7 Heather January 3, 2013

How strange! I’m glad you got it though – better late than never ;)

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8 Ari @ Ari's Menu January 3, 2013

This sounds amazing, and your pictures look gorgeous!!

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9 lindsay January 3, 2013

Craving it.. now. Love that combo! and love SILK almond!

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10 honeywhatscooking January 3, 2013

looks so delicious.. love chocolate smoothies, never thought of adding cherries, usually just add raspberries and strawberries. looks delish.

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11 Heather January 4, 2013

I’ve tried it with strawberries – really good with those too!

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12 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious January 4, 2013

Oh my goodness – it’s not wrong at all to have this for breakfast tomorrow, right?

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13 Heather January 4, 2013

Nope, not wrong at all!

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14 Medeja January 4, 2013

Cherries and chocolate is always a great combination :)

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15 Heather January 4, 2013

Agreed – probably my favorite fruit to have with chocolate!

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16 Megan @ megbakes January 4, 2013

YUM! I have some frozen cherries that need a recipe . . . this could be the one!

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17 Heather January 4, 2013

I hope you like it!

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18 {Moni} @ Moni Meals January 4, 2013

Really great! Nice work and love the pics! I also am a FFA and wasn’t this so much FUN!
Congrats and I can’t wait to try this. YUM!!
Nice to meet you too. ;)

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19 Brittany January 5, 2013

I love the combo of chocolate and cherries. This smoothie sounds delish!!

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20 Kenda January 6, 2013

Sounds great! Is it very thick?

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21 Heather January 6, 2013

It is fairly thick – you can still slurp through a straw though ;)

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22 Laurie {Simply Scratch} January 6, 2013

Oh my wow! I really want this like NOW!

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23 Cara January 9, 2013

I could sure use some sexy too :) Love cherries in my smoothies!

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24 Kacie @ Savvy Sassy Me January 10, 2013

I do not use cherries in my smoothies, desserts, or dishes. I am OBVIOUSLY missing the mark. Adding it to the grocery list NOW and seeing how I can incorporate this delicious smoothie into a morning routine. Dessert for breakfast at 200 calories? Sure, why not!? ;-)

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25 Rekaya Gibson January 13, 2013

It looks fab. Thank you for sharing.

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26 Rekaya Gibson January 13, 2013

It looks fab. Thank you for sharing.

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27 Jennifer January 13, 2013

Where did you buy your frozen cherries?

I make a smoothie every day and I have never thought to use cherries! Thank you so much!!

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28 Heather January 13, 2013

I’ve purchased them at several places, but usually I get them at Kroger or Walmart! Dole is the most common one I’ve found!

And if you don’t have cherries, frozen strawberries or a frozen banana work well too!

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29 LouAnn January 16, 2013

This looks amazing! I would add some protein shake mix instead of sweetener- to bump up my protein for the day. YUM!

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30 Heather January 16, 2013

I bet that would be yummy too!

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31 Sarah MomRunningonEmpty January 16, 2013

Chocolate and cherries are one of my favorite combinations! This sounds like an amazing sweet treat!!

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32 Jaime January 31, 2013

This looks great! I was sitting here brainstorming ideas for V-day breakfasts that were healthier than chocolate chip pancakes, and I thought…chocolate covered cherry smoothie! So I googled it to see if it existed and here I am! Can’t wait to try (and blog) about your fantastic recipe!

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33 Heather January 31, 2013

I hope you like it! I made it earlier today and still love it :)

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